Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] May 31 (ANI): Maharashtra cabinet’s Agriculture Minister Pandurang Pundalik Fundkar on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest. Also Read - Farmers Could Have Chosen Any Other Day Instead of January 26: Narendra Singh Tomar on Tractor Rally

Fundkar who was admitted in K.J. Somaiya Hospital Mumbai since 2 days suffered a heart attack in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Also Read - Sharad Pawar Warns Centre To Take Back Farm Laws As Massive Crowd Turns Up in Mumbai's Farmers Rally

Doctors tried to revive him but to no avail. Also Read - Thousands of Maharashtra Farmers Reach Mumbai to Protest Agri Laws, to Hold Rally at Azad Maidan Today

Fundkar was a diabetic patient.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his condolences and said that Fundkar was at the forefront of working towards the welfare of farmers.

“Saddened by the demise of Maharashtra’s Agriculture Minister Shri Pandurang Fundkar. He made an invaluable contribution towards building the BJP in Maharashtra. He was also at the forefront of serving the farmers of the state. My thoughts are with his family and supporters,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was elected in Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s cabinet in July 2016. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.